The Boston Celtics participated in the NBA Draft in 2019 with four selections and lots of speculation.
Finally, the Celtics added Indiana-based Romeo Langford of Indiana, Grant Williams of Tennessee, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, and Tremont Waters of LSU. All four were successful college players, but how will they affect Boston's transformation list? Let's take a closer look at each selection.
No. 14, Romeo Langford
Danny Ainge and the Celtics Front Office used Langford in 14th place. The 6ft 6 wing has an NBA frame with tremendous upside potential. He is a good scorer who, in addition to his confidence in the ball and a solid conclusion on the edge. There is no reason to believe that he is not a pro, especially if he can make his own shot in pick-and-roll sets.
Langford's free-time shooting in Indiana, however, is not particularly pretty. He shot 27 percent from the depth for the Hoosiers, but much of it is due to a thumb injury in his shot hand. The 1
Of course you can not attribute all shooting problems to his thumb. Langford needs to change his shot profile to reach his full potential. He also has a high defensive limit, but he will have to start approaching it, especially in terms of his off-ball habits.
The Indiana product will be a solid, long grand piano alongside Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. He will not necessarily be a batsman, but Boston is in a beautiful place where they can be patient with him. If a healthy Langford shows shade of what he was in high school, his versatility for Boston should be very valuable.
No. 22, Grant Williams
This was a low-risk, high-reward option for Boston. The Tennessee product is a team-first guy who plays his butt no matter what. He had a great year for the volunteers last season, averaging 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 37 games.
Williams & # 39; Basketball IQ goes through the roof. He turned out to be a solid scorer in college, with most of his points scoring marginally or midfielderly. If the 6-foot 7-striker can make a consistent 3-point shot, this could be a big win for the Celtics NBA. He needs to develop some bandwidth to extend his offensive arsenal to the professional level. It will be interesting to watch this development as Williams is not too sporty.
Conclusion here: Williams works extremely hard and will be a great addition to the Boston culture. Celtics fans will love his team-oriented attitude and clever play on the pitch. If he can adjust his offensive play, Williams could turn out to be a bargain for Danny Ainge.
No. 33 Carsen Edwards
Edwards can shoot the ball with the best, so much we know. His appearance in the elite eight against Virginia was an unforgettable sight. We're sure many fans of C were happy to see him in Boston.
The Purdue product is too small, but fits well into the background of Boston thanks to its athleticism and its hit rate. Like Williams, his high basketball IQ will benefit him immensely, as Edwards is great at reading the floor.
He has to improve as a passerby, but the hit rate of Edwards should be fun. We'll take a first look at him when he plays for the Boston Summer League squad.
No. 51 Tremont Waters
Similar to Edwards, Waters' serious lack of size in defensive play will seriously hurt him. But do not be fooled by its 5ft-10th stature. He is a great ball handler with a solid view of the field and a reliable allround game.
No, he probably has no future as a common starting point keeper in the NBA, but Waters will be a good piece of depth for the organization, especially if the future of the Point Guard slot remains in flux.
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